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Poster: light into ashes Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The Dead vs. Zeppelin

You're in New York, September 19, 1970 - the Dead are playing at the Fillmore East, Led Zeppelin are playing at Madison Square Garden - forced to choose, how many of you would go see Led Zeppelin?

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Poster: user unknown Date: Sep 19, 2007 9:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs. Zeppelin

Given that choice, I would be in quite the quandry. Grateful Dead @ The Fillmore or .....who was that you said was playing that other gig...in a garden you say?

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Poster: Fishead Date: Sep 19, 2007 5:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs. Zeppelin

garden rules -just caught rush there !!!

how often did zep hit the states ?....dead toured all the time ...in and out of the garden i go...

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Poster: latebutdeadicated Date: Sep 19, 2007 6:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs. Zeppelin

would i be cheating if i said i'd go to both shows?

i would be sure to have a sweet recording set up in place at the fillmore for the whole Sept Fillmore run :)

This post was modified by latebutdeadicated on 2007-09-19 13:04:35

This post was modified by latebutdeadicated on 2007-09-19 13:51:11

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Sep 19, 2007 8:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs. Zeppelin

zep three is my fave, 4 obviously a masterpiece, houses of the holy is another great one, two is magnificent, one is a good debut album, never liked their late 70's efforts that much, overall a great band, great talents, worthy of discussion here in this forum.

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Poster: mreyus Date: Sep 19, 2007 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs. Zeppelin

the dead couldnt carry zeps jockstraps.

end of story

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Poster: Boners Date: Sep 19, 2007 5:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs. Zeppelin

Zep Women like it hard and fast, while GD Women like it slow and long.....so it depends on the beer.

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Poster: Scrim Date: Sep 19, 2007 11:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs. Zeppelin

I like Led Zep as much as anybody. songs of my youth. Those guys rock hard.

But I really haven't heard any good live recordings of them. The music is usually an all mashed-up-distorted-blaring sounding mess. You can tell what song they are playing, but it's just a mess. And then you have Robert Plant's ramblings between songs - just shut up and play!

I like their studio work a lot, but it seems they were a little sloppy on the road.

With my 20/20 hindight, I'm going to see the Dead! But if that pretty girl over there wants to see Zeppelin, I'd be happy to escort her to the Garden instead of playing pocket-pool at Filmore.

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Poster: Fishead Date: Sep 20, 2007 6:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs. Zeppelin

you need to see the knebworth dvd -plant * page are at their finest
in 1979 the band was finally getting their shit together sound wise "live" ....but bonzo had to go and drink too much

1975 was also a good year sound wise...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs. Zeppelin

get yo hands out of yo pockets, fool! Pig would help you get laid, while Page would have your gal kidnapped and sequestered in his hotel suite for the next several years.

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Sep 19, 2007 9:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs. Zeppelin

Some Led Zep related stuff for interested parties:
http://www.ahmettribute.com./page1.html

Update:
http://entertainment.uk.msn.com/news/article.aspx?cp-documentid=6175432

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Poster: craven714 Date: Sep 19, 2007 10:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs. Zeppelin

New York? SEPT 1970?
I would only be 4 months old
so I dont think it would matter
I wouldnt remember it anyway

And btw mcgannahan,I respectfully submit, if you dont like Physical Graffiti, I would immeadiatly cross your self off of the ZEP fan list

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Poster: jerkwaterdan Date: Sep 19, 2007 1:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs. Zeppelin

I would have been busy seeing the Dead at Fillmore on the 17th through the 20th. Is it possible that Zeppelin could re-schedule?

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Sep 19, 2007 9:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs. Zeppelin

I love Led Zep but their music doesn't come close to moving me the way the Dead's does. Given your question I wouldn't have think a second before picking the Dead.

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Poster: ganges Date: Sep 19, 2007 5:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs. Zeppelin

Thanks, this is a fun post for me. I did the time travel and saw me in NY in 70, where I haven't been in reality, unfortunately. It came to my mind, that I had seen LZ a while back ( I really liked them at that time, I was blown away by their 1st album and still think it's one of the best "1st albums") - and so I went back into the present day and started to look for my old tickets of some of the shows I saw, I kept some of them at some place, and I knew where, I hadn't looked at them in AGES. So some of them caught my eye, my 2 Europe 72 shows "an evening with the Grateful Dead", the last show Hendrix played, before he died in september 70, a festival here in Germany, and his show was definitely not a big deal, being the only time I saw him, it was just the fact that he was there, that made it worth it. All the other top acts didn't show up, except Canned Heat and Ginger Baker's Airforce, it was rain and mud (just read about the mud people in Phil's book last night, those who bathed in the mud in places like Woodstock and then started dancing...) Well, this was supposed to be something like Woodstock and failed terribly. Isle of Wight was probably what came closest over here in Europe in 1970, but I didn't make it there. We got to England, small coastal town, and there were about 200 people trying to hitchhike those last 100 miles, but we never made it, and no money to take any public transportation at that time. A couple of friends did make it, and it must have been great, with all the headliners appearing on stage.

Anyway, I also found the Led Zeppelin ticket and now could go back to NY in time travel. I had seen them 2 months earlier in July, one day after my 17th birthday, and so there was no question where I was going, since I hadn't seen the Dead at that time (but I might have gone to see THEM anyway...!)

Sorry for the long post, got carried away in those memories..

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 19, 2007 6:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs. Zeppelin

Hey there--Ganges, I agree COMPLETELY about the "first" album aspect of Zep...as I mentioned below a few weeks past, many of the diehard zep fans seem to like the later works (IV, etc), but I only ever really went for the first one, personally.

I put it up there, almost, with one of my other "firsts" ie, Piper, by PinkFl.

For me, this choice is "no choice" in that the DEAD were the band for a kid growing up in northern CA...

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Poster: ganges Date: Sep 19, 2007 6:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs. Zeppelin

Hi WT - agree here as well, Piper and Saucerful of Secrets (best first 2 ?)!

What about Truth (Jeff Beck Group w. Rod Stewart, who was SOOO different then from now..., with a good M.Dew)?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 19, 2007 7:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs. Zeppelin

Not in to those two so much, BUT that is what all the folks I know who like them say.

I also really loved N Young's second album ("...Nowhere") more than any of his later stuff...technically not a first, but...